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Graduate Programs


Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Minimum Totals for Graduation: 30 hours This program is approved for online delivery.

The College of Business Administration offers the online program for working professionals who seek career-enhancing education but are not able to take classes in Mt. Pleasant. This online MBA is equivalent to our traditional MBA in that it has rigorous course- work from an AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - accredited business school.

In existence for over 42 years, the curriculum receives con- stant review to keep pace with emerging business trends. The graduate business faculty has doctoral degrees with substantial business experience. The faculty is committed to a program that emphasizes:

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    integration of the functional core areas of business;

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    providing the perspective required to manage in a global world;

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    awareness of ethical issues and standards and their influence on business issues;

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    ability to work in teams through group projects and collab- orative learning;

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    enhancement of oral and written communication skills inte- grating the most current technology;

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    application of theory and concepts to the solution of busi- ness problems through the use of cases, business exports, consulting projects , simulations and the study of real world business practice;

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    integration of business concepts in an applied project.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

To be considered for admission to the MBA program, a student must first be admitted to the College of Graduate Studies. The Application for Admission should be submitted to CMU online at https://apply.cmich.edu/, or by paper form to ProfEd MBA Admissions, 802 Industrial Drive, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858, at least six weeks prior to the beginning of the first semester of anticipated enrollment in classes.

A Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score must be on file in the College of Business Administration before an application for admission to the MBA program can be consid- ered. Applicants lacking a GMAT score are granted non-degree admission to the College of Graduate Studies. A student with non-degree admission may register for prerequisite courses only. To be admitted, students must have at least 1,050 points based on the formula: 200 times the undergraduate cumulative GPA plus a minimum GMAT score of 450. International students must submit a GMAT score and a score of 213 cbt, 79 ibt (or 550 on paper-based test) or higher on the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Regular Admission

To be granted regular admission to the Master of Business Administration program, a student must meet the university requirements for admission to the College of Graduate Studies, possess an acceptable GMAT score and undergraduate GPA, and have successfully completed the prerequisite courses or equivalents.

Conditional Admission

Applicants who have satisfied the GMAT requirement, but are lacking only prerequisites are allowed to enroll in a maximum of 12 credit hours of MBA degree requirements while completing prerequisite requirements.Any exceptions to the above admission requirements must be approved by the Graduate Business Studies Committee of the College of Business Administration.

Degree Requirements I (18 hours)

MBA 609 - Information Systems Management 2(2-0) MBA 619 - Accounting Information for Managers 2(2-0) MBA 629 - Managing Behavioral Change 2(2-0) MBA 639 - Quantitative Applications for Managers 2(2-0) MBA 649 - Marketing Management 2(2-0) MBA 659 - Managing in a Global Economy 2(2-0) MBA 669 - Financial Decision-Making 2(2-0) MBA 679 - Economic Analysis for Managers 2(2-0) MBA 689 - Strategic Management 2(2-0)

Degree Requirements II (8 hours) Area of Concentration

Minimum of 8 hours of planned study in one of the following areas, to be approved by a graduate advisor:

Area of Concentration I Management Information Systems BIS 647 - SAP Enterprise Software for Management 3(3-0) BIS 657 - ABAP Programming for Managerial Systems 3(3-0) BIS 658 - SAP Configuration and Implementation for Global Systems 3(3-0)

Area of Concentration II Value-Driven Organization

Minimum of 8 hours of planned study, to be approved by a graduate advisor.

Degree Requirements III (4 hours) Culminating Experience MBA 699 - The MBA Project 4(4-0)

Total: A minimum of 30 semester hours

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